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laknox

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Me Again wrote:

philh wrote:

If the charger/convertor is WFCO, replace it.

Install a 12V digital meter somewhere you can view.


Panel mounted digital volt meters are cheap on the internet. I installed a on/off switch on this one. Have a similar one in our 48V golf cart.

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Where did you tap into; direct to the battery or on a hot line in the panel?

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Panel mounted digital volt meters are cheap on the internet. I installed a on/off switch on this one. Have a similar one in our 48V golf cart.

I like it! Gives me another idea. In my golf cart, it shows level of charge. I could probably take the exact same meter and install it.

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Where did you tap into; direct to the battery or on a hot line in the panel?

Lyle


12V in the panel, from the slideout circuit if I remember correctly. Nice larger gauge wire feeding it. Other loads are not on the same 12V supply circuit, so is seems to be very accurate. Chris
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This is the meter I bought for RV

https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Voltmeter........el+Mount&qid=1566529166&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Meter for 48V golf carts.

Red numbers https://www.amazon.com/Femitu-Waterproof........29&qid=1566529382&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0


Blue numbers https://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-4-5-15........29&qid=1566529382&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmr0

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Ok so my investor is a wfco model# wf-68100a.
I’ve read the specs online and don’t see anything about charging batteries.
I’m so confused, I may go back to a tent!!
I don’t know if it ok to just leave it plugged in or charge the batteries up and unplug the trailer.
I did find a five star rated battery percentage monitor so I’ll atleast know the status??

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You should be good to go with the 68100. The voltage should drop to 13.6 in about 4 hours of 14+ and then with minimal use should drop again to 13.2 volts in a few days.

If you are expecting a fast charge and charging voltage is below 13.7 give a push on that boost button on the front.

Although since it is a WFCO it is best to monitor things periodically.


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You should be good to go with the 68100. The voltage should drop to 13.6 in about 4 hours of 14+ and then with minimal use should drop again to 13.2 volts in a few days.

If you are expecting a fast charge and charging voltage is below 13.7 give a push on that boost button on the front.

Although since it is a WFCO it is best to monitor things periodically.

Perfect, thanks to all. I’m getting this figured out????

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